BA 2011Seoul National University
MS 2015Seoul National University
Corporate Social Responsibility
Haram Seo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Carlson School of Management. Her research examines the implications of corporate nonmarket strategies, especially corporate philanthropy, to both firms and society. She applies the lens of corporate strategy to study these questions, by studying the heterogeneity in how firms give and its effect on firms' strategic benefits from giving and on broader society.
Haram’s research has been published or is forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Especially, her first-author paper, which examines the performance implication of diversification in corporate philanthropy, has been recognized with many awards, including the Distinguished Paper Award from the Academy of Management’s STR Division, as well as the Outstanding Paper Award from the Annual Conference of Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Recently, the first chapter of her dissertation, which is a just-the-facts paper examining the phenomenon of corporate donations to advocacy nonprofits, was recognized with the Robert J. Litschert Best Doctoral Student Paper Award from the STR Division in the Academy of Management. In the second chapter (Job market paper), she demonstrates the dynamics of ideological competition that arise in the market of advocacy giving. Prior to joining academia, Haram worked as a consultant with A.T.Kearney’s Seoul office.
Selected Works & Activities.
Haram Seo. 2019. Corporate philanthropy as a strategic tool for advocacy. Academy of Management 2019 Best Paper Proceedings. (Dissertation Chapter)
Jiao Luo, Aseem Kaul, & Haram Seo. 2018. Winning Us with Trifles: Adverse Selection in the Use of Philanthropy as Insurance. Lead article*. Strategic Management Journal. 39(10), 2591-2617.
Haram Seo, Jiao Luo, & Aseem Kaul. 2018. Giving a Little to Many or a Lot to a Few? The Benefits of Specialization and Variety in Corporate Philanthropy. Academy of Management 2018 Best Paper Proceedings.
Haram Seo. 2015. Who Benefits from Destructive Creation? Evidence from R&D Investment after 9/11 Attack. Academy of Management 2015 Best Paper Proceedings.
Honors and Awards
For ‘Corporate Philanthropy as a Strategic Tool for Advocacy’
Winner, Robert J. Litschert Best Student Paper Award, STR Division, 2019 Academy of Management
Finalist, Best Conference PhD Paper Prize, 2019 Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting
For ‘Giving a little to many or a lot to a few? The Benefits of Specialization and Variety in Corporate Philanthropy’
Winner, Distinguished Paper Award, STR Division, 2018 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Winner, Outstanding Paper Award, 2018 Annual Conference of Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability
Nominated, Best Conference Paper Award, 2018 Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting
For ‘Winning Us with Trifles: Adverse Selection in the Use of Philanthropy as Insurance’
Finalist, 2019 IACMR-RRBM Responsible Research in Management Award